Mahatma Ayyankali: Birth anniversary celebrated

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  • August 29, 2020
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Mahatma Ayyankali: Birth anniversary celebrated

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Modern History; Important hisrotical personalities

In News:

  • Indian Prime Minister recently remembered Mahatma Ayyankali on his birth anniversary.

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Important value additions 

Ayyankali (1863 – 1941) 

  • He was a social reformer.
  • He worked for the advancement of deprived untouchable people in the princely state of Travancore, British India. 
  • He belonged to the Pulayar community of untouchable people.
  • He founded the Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham (SJPS) (Association for the Protection of the Poor) 
  • The Association campaigned for access to schools and raised funds to set up Pulayar-operated schools in the interim.

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